men win another five-set CAZOVA battle
COUVA, Trinidad, July 5, 2017 –
Host and defending champion maintained its unbeaten start to the
16th Senior Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA)
Men’s Championship with a second 3-2 win at the National Cycling
After escaping with a 3-2 win over Curacao in its Pool D opener
on Wednesday, the Ryan Stewart-captain locals again had to dig
deep for a 22-25, 25-22, 28-30, 25-21, 15-9 triumph over a
With the victory, T&T, winners in 2010 and 2014 moved to a 2-0
record and top spot in the pool while Suriname dropped to 1-1,
the same as Martinique and Curacao is 0-2.
Reflecting on the result, Suriname captain Casey Foe-A-Man said
that his team could not be at fault for the outcome and most of
the blame is on him.
“I am disappointed in myself as a player because I did not make
the right choices I needed to in crucial parts of the match.”
Stewart praised his team for once again showing good fighting
“We did not get off to a good start as we wanted, but once again
we played with a lot of heart and fight and in the end got the
Suriname coach Getrouw Verdy said his team had a good match
until the fifth set.
“We were doing the right things to win the match, but in the
final set we did not focus or have the concentration we needed
T&T’s Sean Morrison once again saluted his players for their
“I think we showed a lot of improvement from our first match as
we served and pass a lot better.
“We also kept on working and
played as a team and I know we still have a lot to do.”
On Thursday in T&T faces Martinique from 9pm with a win almost
guaranteeing the automatic qualifier for the semifinals while
the loser will contest the quarterfinals. Suriname comes up
against Curacao from 2pm.